International Schools in Equatorial Guinea

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Equatorial Guinea with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Equatorial Guinea. Some schools will follow the  French education system.

Education in Equatorial Guinea

Education in Equatorial Guinea is free and compulsory from six until the age of 14. Primary education is for five years, followed by four years of secondary in the first stage, and three subsequent years of secondary education in the second stage. Only about 35% of children between the ages of three and six are enrolled in some type of preschool program. However, there is inequity in the system in which girls are more likely than boys to drop out of school. It is estimated that only about 45% of all students complete their primary education.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Equatorial Guinea. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.


Gloryland International School
Address: Antigua hacienda NATIVIDAD DETRAS VIVIENDA SOCIALES, San Juan, Buena Esperanza
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Tel: 00 240 555537514
Tuition Rates: creche/playgroup per annum 900,000cfa
Nursery/Primary per annum, 1,050,000cfa per annum

If you desire a taste of Western education where children talents are developed, Gloryland is an option, the school operate on British curriculum

French School in Malabo

Ecole Francaise de Malabo
Address: BP 134
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Tel: 00 240 333 092 912
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school that provides a curriculum supported by the French National Education system with the support of CNED.